butt weld

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1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
A welding technique used to join two tubes in which the squared and prepared ends are butted together in preparation for welding. The resulting circumferential weld has relatively good strength characteristics but has limitations where the tube is to be plastically deformed or bent, such as occurs on a coiled tubing string. Consequently, butt welds performed on a coiled tubing string should be checked carefully using hardness and radiographic testing methods and their locations detailed in the string record. The anticipated fatigue life in the butt-weld area must also be reduced to compensate for the weakness of the weld.
See: bias weld